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Church of St Peter and St Paul

A Grade II* Listed Building in Aston Rowant, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.6852 / 51°41'6"N

Longitude: -0.9499 / 0°56'59"W

OS Eastings: 472690

OS Northings: 199016

OS Grid: SU726990

Mapcode National: GBR C2Z.6PF

Mapcode Global: VHDVN.HW5Z

Plus Code: 9C3XM3P2+32

Entry Name: Church of St Peter and St Paul

Listing Date: 18 July 1963

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1368878

English Heritage Legacy ID: 249035

Location: Aston Rowant, South Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX49

County: Oxfordshire

District: South Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Aston Rowant

Built-Up Area: Aston Rowant

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Chinnor, Sydenham, Aston and Crowell

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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SU7299 (East side)
18/21 Church of St. Peter and St.
18/07/63 Paul


Church. C12 nave; C13 chancel; C14 tower and aisles; C15 clerestory; top stage
of tower rebuilt c.1811 by Isaac Stone of Thame; mid C19 alterations;
restoration of c.1884 by E.G. Bruton. Knapped flint with stone dressings, with
areas of brick and stone; slate roof to nave; lead roof to north aisle; coated
lead roofs to south aisle and chancel; tower roof not visible. 5-bay nave, 4-bay
north aisle; 3-bay south aisle, 2-bay chancel and west tower, 2-centre arched
doorway to left of south aisle with hood mould and C19 double-leaf plank doors.
2-light Y-tracery windows to aisle and chancel. 3-light Y-tracery windows to
ends. 3-light reticulated tracery window to nave left. Parapet to aisle. 4
paired lancets to clerestory. Tower of 3 stages to left: lancet to second stage,
2-light Y-tracery louvred opening in third stage. Battlemented parapet with
banded obelisk finials to corners. Rear: re-set Romanesque round-arched doorway
to right of aisle with C19 plank door. 2-light geometrical tracery windows to
aisle, except Romanesque lancet to right. 3-light rectilinear tracery window to
nave right. Parapet to aisle. 4 paired lancets to clerestory. 3-light
intersecting tracery window to right return of aisle; 3-light reticulated
tracery window to left return of aisle. West front of tower: 2-centre arched
doorway with hood mould and double-leaf plank door to centre. 3-light
intersecting tracery window to second stage. 2-light Y-tracery louvred opening
to third stage. Interior: Perpendicular roof to chancel; flat plastered roof to
nave; lean-to roofs to aisle. Piscina to right of chancel; tomb recess to left
with cusped arch supported on half-columns, and hood mould with carved end
stops. 2-centre chancel arch with run-out chamfer. North and south arcades of
2-centre arches on octagonal columns. Rood screen doorway to left of chancel
arch. Squint to right of chancel arch, with Perpendicular Tudor-arched recess
above. Carved corbels between clerestory windows. 2-centred arch on cluster
columns to tower. C13 Purbeck marble octagonal font on columns. North aisle;
upper portion of rood screen stairs survive to right of east window. Medieval
glass fragments to top lights of east window. 2 Decorated tomb recesses to north
wall, each having 3 gabled canopies, enclosing quatrefoils, supported on
brackets carved with rosettes. Monument above to Lady Cicill Hobbee, c.1618, of
painted kneeling figure at prayer-desk, with surround. South aisle: piscina to
south wall; good early C19 wall monuments; mid C17 brasses to floor.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, 1974, p.426-7; V.C.H.: Oxfordshire,
Vol.VIII, p.38-9).

Listing NGR: SU7269099016

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